Joaquim Silva
Neto BJJ

Brazil

Suffers first career KO loss
LightweightUFC
August 3, 2019
Silva lost to Nasrat Haqparast via KO (punches) at 0:36 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 5 on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.
ANALYSIS
Silva has become increasingly reliant on striking during his time with the UFC and that reliance burned him on Saturday. Content to stand-and-trade with a legitimate power puncher such as Haqparast, Silva finally dropped his hands and left an opening for one big combination from his opponent and that was all she wrote. The Brazilian has some pop in his hands and keeps himself in excellent shape, but he would be wise to get back to basics and mix up the game plan a bit more. Silva has become far too predictable and it's hurting him.
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Added to Newark card
LightweightUFC
June 26, 2019
Silva will take on Nasrat Haqparast in a lightweight matchup at UFC Newark on August 3.
ANALYSIS
Unlike the nickname "Netto BJJ" suggests, Silva has been heavier with his hands than his grappling over a four-fight UFC run. He most recently finished Jared Gordon in the third round at UFC Milwaukee, despite being behind in both the significant strike count and takedown total. He'll now look to build moment against Haqparast, a fighter a fighter that averages 5.42 significant strikes landed per minute over his three-fight UFC tenure. Both fighters are coming off one or more wins and looking to gain ground in a stacked 155-pound division.
Gets brutal standing TKO
LightweightUFC
December 15, 2018
Silva defeated Jared Gordon via TKO (punches) at 3:29 of Round 3 at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Silva got hurt early in the frame but kept his composure and landed a big right hand to close Round 1. A kneebar he worked towards the end of the second round paid dividends, as Gordon's movement seemed significantly hampered from then on, allowing "Neto BJJ" to work his striking and find the finish. Silva has been criticized in the past for working a bit too slowly but pointed to the ground and swung it out with his opponent, resulting in a standing TKO. He improves to 10-1 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Booked for UFC on FOX 31
LightweightUFC
August 23, 2018
Silva is booked to fight Jared Gordon at UFC on FOX 31 on Dec. 15 in Milwaukee, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Silva most recently saw his unbeaten streak come to an end when he lost to Vinc Pichel via unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 27 back in January. The 29-year-old lightweight had won his first 10 professional fights before the loss. His opponent, Gordon, boasts an impressive 14-2 record himself but is also coming off a loss after rattling off five straight victories.
Drops decision Saturday for first career loss
LightweightUFC
January 27, 2018
Silva lost to Vinc Pichel via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC on FOX 27 on Saturday in Charlotte.
ANALYSIS
Silva's strong Round 3 didn't make up for the fact that he was outworked by Pichel in the first two frames. Neither man did a whole heck of a lot early, but Silva found himself retreating far more than his opponent and that clearly weighed on the minds of the judge's in a fight with relatively little action. Despite the fact he is very powerful for the lightweight division, Silva seemingly goes long stretches without getting anything done inside the octagon. Saturday was the first loss of his pro career.
Does enough to edge Reza Madadi at UFC Fight Night 109
LightweightUFC
May 28, 2017
Silva defeated Reza Madadi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Silva struggled in the first round of this fight. Madadi was able to score a takedown and neutralize Silva's grappling on the ground. However, Silva survived well and turned it on in the following two rounds. Madadi continued to throw a variety of strikes and takedowns, but Silva did better defending the takedowns and outlanded his opponent. Since failing to win the fourth season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil," Silva had won all three of his UFC bouts.